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R&A Contracting - Tornado SPF roofing

Memorial Day kickstarted tornado season across the Midwest and this year looks to be a doozy!

Initial reports of a below-average numbers of tornadoes due to lingering El Niño weather gave way to a surge of cyclone activity in May. An average of 1,253 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. every year, 45 of which occur in Missouri. (NCDC)

No home can fully withstand the force of a tornado, but high storm winds leading to tornadoes can cause roof damage. Pre-tornado winds can gust up to 40 m.p.h. and cause wind lift on building roofs that leave substantial damage. With Missouri parked inside Tornado Alley, there’s no debate that it’s a matter of when, not if, a twister tails its way down to the Show Me state. Weather bracing for roofing structures are excellent solutions, but how can SPF roofing help secure your roof against severe winds?

When SPF roofing is installed, it’s applied through a dual-compound chemical bonding process. Two large drums feed isocyanate and polyol fiber into an applicator. The installer sprays the foam into place and that’s the first time the two compounds come into contact. This causes an immediate chemical reaction that starts the foam’s expansion process. SPF spreads as it expands up to thirty times in density and adheres to all surfaces that it contacts.

SPF roofing is designed to create a monolithic covering over any commercial roof surface. This bonds and strengthens the roofing substrate to the building structure. The end result is a reinforced roofing bond that helps reduce wind lift and creates a cohesive force against severe weather.

Again, no roof can be guaranteed against tornado damage or even extreme wind speeds, but SPF gives your commercial roof a fighting chance against the wild Midwestern storms. SPF roofing can help reduce your energy costs and comes with an unmatched life-cycle to protect your roof for years to come.

Don’t assume your roof is ready for the next high wind. Contact R&A Contracting today to learn more about SPF commercial roofing.

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO